supplied by Jim Breeds
John Gale… My dad purchased his first drum kit from The Disc Jockey, in 1956ish seen here…
photo supplied by John Gale
photo supplied by Leigh Kennedy
Alan Esdaile… I can smell Disque Bleu by just looking at the photo! Well I think that’s what I can smell?
Martyn Baker… Owned by Guy?
Peter Thomson… Is that a cheese?
Patricia Wapshott… I remember that place but can’t remember who ran it , think he was called Guy and his flat above was so cool , he had a sunken bed and a vast record collection , my friend Camille was seeing him and that’s how I got to see the flat . We sat and listened to David Bowie albums while he smoked a joint and I must have been about 15 then and didn’t even know what a joint was ! I just remember that it smelt disgusting and politely said no when he offered it to me that was also smelt incense sticks burning . The innocence of my youth !
Gin Genie… Guy still drinks in the Nelson on a Monday night playing shove
Will Hadfield… I think this is where people hung out in a disco downstairs owned by a bloke called guy or max
Pete Brazier… Didn’t it become the cheese emporium? Probably the Swiss blue what you thought you could smell lol
Chris Baker… Played downstairs a few times. Usually with our electrics swimming in the mix of beer and “toilet water” and getting shocks off the Mike’s and my guitar! Health & Safety? What’s that?
Jim Hobbs…. How about old beer and cigarettes.
Angela Frances Gardner… When Chico had the Jamaican restaurant on the ground floor selling ackee and salt fish
Martin Richter… disque bleu ? you crazy beatniks
Andy Qunta… Fond memories of this place!
John McCallion… I remember it well Alan, .It’s where I auditioned with Steve D, Paul Dove and Paul Wiseman to form Muller
John Busbridge… Disco was downstairs, used to go there!
Jemma Yasmin… What a lovely building I never knew what was here it’s been a building site as long as I can remember …. do you know when and why it burnt down? With the downstairs of Fagins and this what an amazing place the old town would have been at this time?
Jon McCallion… Its where Muller got started
Jim Breeds… Nothing worse than unlicensed dancing. Society is doomed once dancing without a license takes hold!
Alan Esdaile… I think before this they probably only had a license for music and not dancing. Mind you, you couldn’t do much dancing, as it was often jammed packed. Always tried to sit in the alcove at the bottom of the stairs, opposite the dj booth.